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- Be part of the new Academy

- Nation-leading programs

- Reporting to CEO

The Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership is a new statutory authority established by the Victorian Government to deliver an Australian-first program of advanced professional learning for high-performing teachers in government, Catholic and independent schools, alongside a suite of teacher and leader professional learning offerings.

The programs provided by the new Academy, with eight locations across the state, will provide an opportunity for Victoria’s best teachers to remain in the classroom and receive additional development to become recognised as state-wide leaders in teaching excellence.

The Academy builds on the outstanding reputation of the Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership (Bastow). Established in 2009 as a branch of the Department of Education and Training, Bastow played a critical role in developing high-quality leaders at every level across the Victorian education system.The Academy sustains Bastow's focus on driving excellence in school leadership and extends this work to include teaching practice. It continues to work closely with the Department of Education and Training (DET).

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Dr Marcia Devlin was recently appointed as the inaugural Chief Executive Officer. A new leadership team is being established to support the CEO and the Academy’s success.

The inaugural Director roles cover Leadership Excellence, Teaching Excellence and Regional Divisions, and will work closely as part of the leadership team to deliver on the priorities of the Academy.

For more information on the inaugural roles, please refer to the position descriptions linked below:

Director, Teaching Excellence

Director, Regional Division

Director, Leadership Excellence

To apply, please click on the link below

Director, Teaching Excellence

Director, Regional Division

Director, Leadership Excellence

Please submit your CV online to the links above in Microsoft Word format, (no more than five pages) with a concise cover letter (one page or an email), broadly addressing your proposition for the role.

You are not required to separately address the Key Selection Criteria. Your CV (résumé) should demonstrate achievements commensurate with the position description. All documents are to be attached in Microsoft Word format.

Candidates interested in more than one role may apply to their first preference, and clearly note their second preference in their cover note.

If you experience any difficulty in lodging your application online, please contact Nicola Rivette +61 3 8620 8089 or email

For a confidential conversation, after reviewing the position description and ideally after submitting your CV/application, please contact Penny Wilson, Senior Partner, SHK on +61 3 8620 8017 or

The close date is Sunday 30 January.